(Cheyenne, Wyo.) – At his news conference today, which is also Wyoming Day, Governor Matt Mead signed an Executive Order appointing Echo Roy Klaproth as Wyoming’s new Poet Laureate. Klaproth, a rancher from Shoshoni, is the sixth Poet Laureate in state history.
Defendant Shey Bruce pleaded not guilty to a charge of second degree murder Tuesday in his District Court arraignment in Lander. (File photo)
(Shoshoni, Wyo.) – Registration is under way for the Boysen State Park Youth Fishing Derby, held in partnership with Lip Rippers and Shoshoni and Hot Springs recreation districts, July 20.
(Shoshoni, Wyo.) – Carol Comes, age 80, went to be with her Lord while under the care of her daughter Susan Rae, Shannon Rammage and Scottsbluff Nebraska Hospice. She died at home on June 18, 2013.
(Shoshoni, Wyo.) – Carol Comes, age 80, went to be with her Lord while under the care of her daughter Susan Rae, Shannon Rammage and Scottsbluff Nebraska Hospice. She died at home on June 18, 2013. Funeral services for Carol Comes will be held Monday, June 24 at 10 a.m. at Shoshoni Community Presbyterian Church. Graveside services to follow at the Shoshoni Lakeview Cemetery. Read the full obituary here.
(Shoshoni, Wyo.) – The 18th annual Don Layton Memorial Antique Engine and Tractor Show was held over the weekend, with some two dozen exhibitors showing over 30 antique tractors and engines. Highlights of Sunday’s parade were tractors driven by the youngest, 8 years old, and oldest, 95 years old, drivers. Zach Osborne celebrated his 8th birthday by driving a classic John Deere tractor in the parade down Highway 26 to East Park, and Bob Jackson of Lander, above, the most elder of the participants, piloted a 1937 tractor that he worked with in his younger days. Jackson is also noted for his miniature models that he made and exhibited in past Fly Wheeler shows.
The Don Layton Memorial Antique Tractor and Engine Show will be held in Shoshoni Wyoming’s East Park on June 8 & 9
FCAG consensus: Human Relations Committee idea still alive, plan of action needed to combat discrimination
Lander City Councilor Nancy Peiropan made a point during discussion of forming a human relations committee in the county. Waylon Olman listened. (Ernie Over photo)
Barrel racing in gymkhana competition from Oracle, Arizona
Paving is now being done on the north end of the canyon where retaining walls were constructed for slope stabilization. (WYDOT photo)
(Shoshoni, Wyo.) – Consistent high gusty winds blowing between 35 and 45 mph Wednesday evening in the Shoshoni area resulted in a power line being blown down and a nearly three-hour long power outage for some customers.
(Ethete, Wyo.) – Burton Hutchinson Sr., 84, passed away Saturday, May 18, 2013. He was born May 15, 1929 in Concho, Okla., the son of the late Judson Hutchinson and Josephine Iron Tyler. Funeral Services with Veteran Rites will be held Thursday, May 23 at Wyoming Indian High School with Harrison and Arlen Shoyo officiating. An evening service will be held Wednesday at Wyoming Indian High School from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM and a wake and Native American Church service will be held at the family residence #360 Blue Sky Highway, Ethete. Interment will be in the Mission Cemetery, Ethete. Read the complete obituary here.
(Shoshoni, Wyo.) – Funeral services for will be held 10:00 a.m., Thursday, May 23, at Davis Funeral Home for Charles Darrell Laster (Okie), 65, who died May 15 in Shoshoni, Wyo. Pastor Jim Smith of the Faith Baptist Church in Shoshoni will be officiating. Interment will be at the Oregon Trail State Veterans Cemetery in Casper, Wyoming.
(The Shoshoni home where the alleged homicide victim was found Wednesday morning. Ernie Over photo.)
(Shoshoni, Wyo.) – The Fremont County Coroner’s Office has released the identity of a 65-year-old Shoshoni man who was found dead at his home on Wednesday morning. The man was Charles Laster, Deputy Coroner Mark Stratmoen said Thursday afternoon.
(Shoshoni, Wyo.) – The 5th Annual Shoshoni Day is on tap tomorrow, May 11th with a number of activities on tap, including a carp catching contest, free tethered hot air balloon rides, a free biscuits and gravy breakfast and a community garage sale, to mention only a few. See the schedule below.
County Commissioner Travis Becker and Riverton Mayor Ron Warpness talked after Thursday night’s FCAG meeting in Riverton. (Ernie Over photo)
(Laramie, Wyo.) – Ty McNamee, a Shoshoni High School graduate, is the 2013 winner of the Tobin Memorial Award as the University of Wyoming’s outstanding graduating man.
(Shoshoni, Wyo.) – Many volunteers showed up at Travis Park in Shoshoni on Saturday to help construct a new children’s playground. Tommorw (April 29th) is the big day for the kids said Jennifer James, coordinator of the Shoshoni #24 Recreation District. “Youngsters cannot play on the playground until Monday so that the concrete has time to set, but we are very excited to have such a great playground in Shoshoni and can’t wait to see the kids enjoying it.”